How Do I Find Out If I’m Eligible for NHS Braces?

Q.
I am 19 years old and have been recommended to a private orthodontist. However they have given me a quote of £2700 for my treatment, and that will include widening my jaw for 6 months followed by braces for 2 years. I have recently heard that it is possible to get treatment on the NHS and that is the only possible way I will be able to afford them. How would I find out if I am eligible for treatment and who would I contact? 
A.
Hey, thank you for your question. You’ll need to see if the local hospital orthodontist will accept you for treatment but it is unusual as you are over 18. Ask your dentist to refer you and they can see if you’re eligible. Regards, Andrew. 
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